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MV PFC James Anderson Jr. (AK-3002)


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CPL Louis J. Hague Jr., Class Maritime Propositioning Ship:
  • Built by Odense Staalskibsvaerft A/S, Lindo, Denmark, as MV Emma Maersk in 1979
  • Acquired by the Navy under a long-term charter in 1983
  • Converted by Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Launched in 1984
  • Placed in service under the direction of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as MV PFC James Anderson Jr (AK-3002), 26 March 1985, operated by Maersk Line Ltd.
  • MV PFC James Anderson Jr. (AK-3002) is one of the Military Sealift Command's seventeen Container & Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 33 ships in the Propositioning Program.
  • MV PFC James Anderson Jr. (AK-3002) is assigned to Maritime Propositioning Ship Squadron Three. She carries equipment to support a US Marine Corps Expeditionary Brigade
    Specifications:
    Displacement 23,365 t.(lt), 46,484 t.(fl)
    Length 755' 5"
    Beam 90'
    Draft 33' 10" (max)
    Speed 16.4 kts.
    Capacity
    120,080 sq. ft. vehicle,
    1,283,000 gallons petrolube
    65,000 gallons water
    332 TEU
    Aircraft CH-53E Helicopter platform
    Armament none
    Complement
    25 civilian mariners
    11 naval personnel
    Propulsion
    one Sulzer 7RND76M slow speed Diesel engine
    single propeller, 16,800shp

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    MV PFC James Anderson Jr. (AK-3002) - MSC Charter
    PFC James Anderson Jr 161k MV PFC James Anderson Jr. (AK-3002) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 96771-KN
    MSC web site
    PFC James Anderson Jr 51k MV PFC James Anderson Jr. (AK-3002) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientist web site
    PFC James Anderson Jr 75k MV PFC James Anderson Jr. (AK-3002) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Photo by Peter Westdijk, the Netherlands

    There is no DANFS history for MV PFC James Anderson Jr (AK-3002) at Navsource
    Medal of Honor Citation for PFC James Anderson Jr., USMC,
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